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Grateful Dead Live at Pittsburgh Civic Arena on 1973-09-24




Set 1

The Promised Land
Sugaree
Jack Straw
They Love Each Other
Mexicali Blues
Loose Lucy
Looks Like Rain
Row Jimmy
Big River
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Around And Around

Set 2

Ramble On Rose
El Paso
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Greatest Story Ever Told
China Doll
Truckin' ->
Nobody's Fault But Mine ->
Jam ->
Eyes Of The World * ->
Weather Report Suite Prelude ->
Weather Report Suite Part ->
Let It Grow *
Sugar Magnolia *

*with Martin Fierro & Joe Ellis on horns


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Location Pittsburgh, PA

Source Master Audience Reel >Reel > CD
Transferred by Jamie Waddell and Kevin Tobin


Notes

Edited and Mastered by Jamie Waddell on the GEMS Edit Station

A GEMS production -+-+- www.shnflac.net -+-+-

Notes
- Big Thanks to Matt Smith for sharing his cd's of this candelario audience.
- Patches and post production work performed by Kevin Tobin as part of the matrix\dts project using this show. Trac'ed Cdwave Flac'ed level 8 TLH

Per Matt Smith:
This is not in the vault. DL even looked at the box and told me. There may be one more reel gen but unless Kidd owns the master(s) Jerry(Debbie) had it as well as other AUDS Kidd did.

Patch Audio Source Information
SBD1 (shnid=95740)
SBD: MR>R@7 1/2 ips(JG)>R@ 7 1/2 ips.(WB)>CD

SBD2 (shnid=5839)
Source: Unknown generation soundboard > PCM > DAT > WAV > SHN

DAT > WAV > SHN: Dan Stephens (dms@well.com)
Tascam DA-20mkII > SBLive! (48-44.1) > WAV > MKW Audio Compression Tool
compiled by Dan Stephens 10/06/2001

NOTE: Special thanks to Peter Braverman for diggin into his vault and finding this for me - there was a bit of a difference between this source and what was used from it on the Cottsman compilation.

AUD2\SBD3 (shnid=11620)
Source 1: AUD>MR>?>CD>EAC>SHN
Source 2: SBD>MR>?>PCM>D>CD>EAC>SHN
Source 3: SBD>MR>?>CD>EAC>SHN (Mexicali Blues only)

The audience recording is of decent quality for the era (though frequently oversaturated), and the SBD portions are only very slightly degraded. Sound Forge was used for pitch corrections, patching, and to remove many crackles that were present on the SBD portions. Some circulating copies of this show may have a BIODTL after Greatest Story, and a WRS from a degraded SBD. Both of these portions are actually from the 10-21-73 SBD, though, and have been corrected for this shn set.

The audience recording supplies:
--Promised Land through TLEO
--China Cat through Half Step
--WRS-->Sugar Magnolia

Notes:
--many songs are missing the first few notes on the audience portions because of taper conservation; all such cuts are minor
--minor splice at beginning of Jack Straw, probably due to an accidental pause
--splice in China Cat @ 5:50
--dropout @ 6:12 in China Cat
--minor cut at the end of Half Step
--spice @ 6:15 in Sugar Magnolia

part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2002

Thanks to Michael Dixon, Alan Fink, & Dan Stephens
edits/encoding by JCotsman
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- FLAC conversion 10-NOV-2008
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Audio Patches:

1) At the beginning of Promised Land, 58.634 seconds were missing from the AUD1 source and was filled in with audio from the AUD2 source. The first notes of Promised Land are missing.

2) 4 minutes and 51 seconds into Loose Lucy, 2 minutes and 31.970 seconds were missing from the AUD1 source and was filled in with audio from the SBD3 source.

3) 6 minutes and 24 seconds into China Cat Sunflower, 2 minutes and 30.814 seconds were missing from the AUD1 source and was filled in with audio from the AUD2 source. This includes first notes of I Know You Rider.

4) At the beginning of Ramble On Rose, 2.261 seconds were missing from the AUD1 source and was filled in with audio from the AUD2 source. The first notes of Ramble On Rose are missing.

5) Between Ramble On Rose and El Paso, 3.025 seconds were missing from the AUD1 source and was filled in with audio from the SBD1 source.

6) Between Mississippi Halfstep and Greatest Story, 1 minute and 46.217 seconds were missing from the AUD1 source and was filled in with audio from the SBD2 source. This includes the first 1 minute and 16 seconds of Greatest Story.

7) 4 minutes and 57 seconds into Eyes Of The World, 41.364 seconds were missing from the AUD1 source and was filled in with audio from the SBD2 source.

8) 6 minutes and 22 seconds into Sugar Magnolia, 2 minute and 17.251 seconds were missing from the AUD1 source and was filled in with audio from the AUD2 source. This is just after the beginning of Sunshine Daydream.

Reviews

Reviewer: njpg - - September 24, 2013
Subject: -
Sweet!
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - - May 31, 2013
Subject: Not so good
Not sure what others are hearing here, but this show is incredibly average to my ears. Though there are good performances with the horns (see 9/11 and 9/21) they tend to suck all the life and dynamics out of the band. Feel free to skip this one.

Btw - the jam played between China Cat and Rider during 1973-74 is called the Feelin' Groovy Jam.
Reviewer: grateful phishmon - - April 17, 2011
Subject: 412 Represent!!!
Just had to get this -- it's a Burgh thing. This isn't one of the top shows of 73 in that it lacks a Dark Star, Other One, or Playin', hence no meltdown jam and no Mind Left Body jam. However, it's got some very solid playing. It's too bad that the patch in China>Rider happens right at the peak, as they're entering the Philo Stomp or whatever you call that section of the jam that only occurred in 73-74. This is perhaps the single best performance of that theme, and the quality of the music comes through the somewhat echoey sound. Other than that patch, the sound is impeccable.

Half Step is unusually weak, but it's followed by a stomping Greatest. Donna gets so excited that she screams in the middle of it - but for once is right on key! The real meat of this show is the Eyes>WRS with the horns. Fiero and Ellis are a bit off at first during the post-Eyes jam but soon become major contributors, and that continues even more in WRS. If you can't handle the horns, stay out of September 73! Also, I haven't heard another WRS with a reprise of the prelude at the end - it's really cool.
Reviewer: jjjbaggins - - November 19, 2009
Subject: A labor of love!
Wow! What a great Eyes and overall a great audience recording! These GEMS productions are worth it, and this one sounds really good. I must deduct a star because the jam between China>Rider is an alternate muffled source, and that bites. Otherwise the smooth blends (the audience beats out the muffled soundboard patches believe it or not) make for one one heck of a ride!
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